The Chevrolet Suburban
Americans love their cars and one of the most adored kinds of vehicle in the US is the SUV. Today we'll take a brief look at two of the biggest, most commanding and oldest models still available to purchase. Old doesn't mean lack of modern comforts you'll find out, but it does mean you'll get your hands on some of the most well-thought cars available that have gone through years upon years of improvements so far.
With over 8 decades of mass production under its belt, the Chevrolet Suburban is one of the oldest nameplates still in fabrication today. It was 1935 when the model got introduced, and here we are, 84 years later, in 2019 still talking about it. With all the modern upgrades and comforts the vehicle is loaded these days, it still can’t hide away its heritage, the roots it grew out of. They have to do with raw, unapologetic power and enough room inside to comfortably transport your favorite 9-player Baseball team. That’s how it started, on a truck platform and by the sheer size of it that’s how it is today, a motorized elephant that will command a presence and get almost any job done, be it driving the kids to work or towing things in excess of 8000 pounds (or both, why don’t you).
As if the exterior pays homage to the past, the lines are crisp and conservatory, and there’s no aggressive modern feature in sight when you lay your eyes on the Suburban. Inside and under the hood though its where the 21st-century reins supreme. First off the engine train is a superb 5.3-liter V8 capable of putting out 366 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque. This will allow the super-roomy vehicle to travel while fully loaded with 9 passengers, its 40 cubic feet of cargo space put to good use all the while towing upwards of 8300 pounds. Both the second and third row can be folded, and that will increase the cargo space from 40 to 77 with just the third row folded or to a whopping 120 with both rows down.
Modern features give the Suburban all the comforts of a luxury crossover. You’ll get an 8-inch touchscreen that comes with the famously good MyLink infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, cloth upholstery, the Teen Driver mode, three-zone automatic climate control, active aero shutters, heated outside mirrors, rear park assist and front bucket seats that can be substituted for a bench at no extra cost all as standard.
For some extra dollars, you'll be able to equip your Suburban with the latest safety features like lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert or a blind spot monitoring system to name just a few.
The Suburban offers one of the most commanding presences on the road especially if you order it in the Secret Service-ready black paint.